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Rio Ferdinand Claims Manchester United Pair Have 'Hell Of A Job' To Get Into Ralf Rangnick's Team

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Rio Ferdinand Claims Manchester United Pair Have 'Hell Of A Job' To Get Into Ralf Rangnick's Team

Rio Ferdinand has warned two Manchester United players face a 'hell of a job' of getting into Ralf Rangnick's first team, after missing out on the German's first game in charge.

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Rangnick only took over at United late last week, following the team's win over Arsenal on Thursday, and he didn't have long to work with his team.

Despite that, people were impressed with United's opening 45 minutes against Crystal Palace on Sunday, with their determination to press from the front catching the eye.

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With more time to work on the side, it's expected that the man dubbed the 'Godfather of gegenpress' will really stamp his style on the team.

Ferdinand believes that specific style will impact two players who previously were almost guaranteed starters, in the shape of Luke Shaw and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

"I've got to be honest, Wan-Bissaka has got a hell of a job getting back in this team. The same for Luke Shaw," the former United centre back said on his FIVE YouTube channel.

"They've both got one hell of a job. One thing this manager likes is full-backs who can actually play and get on the ball.

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"As well as doing the other stuff like pressing, he wants output with the ball. That's the weakest part of Wan-Bissaka's game, there's going to be a big fight for him to get back into this team."

Wan-Bissaka is an excellent defender but his attacking attributes have regularly been criticised. Image: PA Images
Wan-Bissaka is an excellent defender but his attacking attributes have regularly been criticised. Image: PA Images

In the summer, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hoping to add Kieran Trippier to the squad, because of the weakness in Wan-Bissaka's ability.

The former Palace defender was replaced by Diogo Dalot by Michael Carrick for the game against Arsenal, and the Portugal full back kept his place in Rangnick's first game.

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Dalot was on loan at AC Milan last season and was expected to leave in the summer transfer window but his ability on the ball has always been the stronger part of his game.

Shaw has not been at last season's brilliant best so far this campaign. Image: PA Images
Shaw has not been at last season's brilliant best so far this campaign. Image: PA Images

Shaw's career was saved by Solskjaer, after years of being bullied by Jose Mourinho, and he impressed enough to get his place back in the England team.

The former Southampton left back was brilliant at the Euros, scoring England's goal in the final, but his form has dropped off in the current campaign.

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Alex Telles, inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo's recent pep talk, replaced Shaw for the Arsenal game due to injury and the Brazilian has played well when stepping in for the usual first choice left back.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/PA

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Ralf Rangnick, Rio Ferdinand, Luke Shaw, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

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